… a sure and confident expectation for good
We’ve all had – and will continue to have – certain desires or dreams for a particular thing to happen or to become a reality. With all that we have been experiencing in recent times your desires or dreams may well have been dashed, or at best been put on hold in hopeful anticipation.
Ordinarily, when the word ‘hope’ is used, it regularly expresses uncertainty rather than certainty.
For example, “I hope everyone gets home safely in this storm,” often means, “I really don’t know if they will or not, but that is certainly my desire.”
This is because our hopes are often placed in that which is fallible, unreliable, or has the capacity to fail. Mankind has a tremendous capacity for good and the good is often displayed allowing hope to rise, however, the opposite is just as true and humanity’s brokenness is frequently displayed. As a result, our souls can become downcast, disillusionment can set in, and our emotional reservoir of hope can become empty.
The good news is that there is a hope that is not just a desire for something good in the future based on uncertainty, but rather, a sure and confident expectation for good in the present and in the future.
It is a hope based on – and in – the person of Jesus Christ, who loves, accepts and has forgiven us. In relationship with Him, we discover a hope unlike any we’ve ever had.
Jesus said, “I have come to give you life and life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10)
If you would like to know more about this kind of hope please contact us. We would love to connect with you,
Ps Gordon and the Elders